With the removal of five large trees from Upper Dracena Park now complete, the city is taking the opportunity to both repair and replace pathways in the area. At the April 3 Park Commission meeting, Parks and Project Manager Nancy Kent outlined the scope of work and noted that she expects workers will be able to adjust fencing to a smaller area within the next week — weather permitting — in order to open the pathway from Artuna Avenue to the intersection of Park Way and Dracena Avenue.
Part of the pathway from Park Way into the park “was in such poor condition that we removed it,” Kent told the Commission. “Our intention is to move the path and regrade to ease the slope so the path isn’t hanging off the hillside.” Kent and her team are looking at permeable path surfaces to better handle the groundwater and runoff in Upper Dracena. Temporary repairs to the main path will be made in the meantime.
New redwoods and coast live oaks will be planted in the now-sunny area of the park where the trees once stood.